The Sexual Self-Consciousness Scale (SSCS) aims to measure individual variability with regard to the propensity to become self-conscious in sexual situations. Self-focused attention has been found to have impeding effects on genital sexual responsiveness, presumably because it also reduces processing capacity (Meston, 2006). Experimentally induced self-focus was found to interact with the personality trait of sexual self-consciousness in their effect on genital arousal (Meston, 2006; van Lankveld & Bergh, 2008; van Lankveld, van den Hout, & Schouten, 2004). Subjective experience of sexual excitement was not affected in these studies. Sexual self-consciousness may thus constitute a vulnerability factor for the development of sexual dysfunction.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures|
|Editors||Robin R. Milhausen, John K. Sakaluk, Terri D. Fisher, Clive M. Davis, William L. Yarber|
|Place of Publication||New York, NY|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2019|
- sexual self-consciousness
van Lankveld, J. J. D. M., Sykora, H., & Geijen, W. (2019). The Sexual Self-Consciousness Scale. In R. R. Milhausen, J. K. Sakaluk, T. D. Fisher, C. M. Davis, & W. L. Yarber (Eds.), Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures (4 ed., pp. 60-62). Routledge. https://books.google.nl/books?id=A0-fDwAAQBAJ&pg=PT4&dq=isbn+9781315183169&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiDgPyAheLlAhWJbFAKHb9xA2AQ6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=isbn%209781315183169&f=false